Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
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Behind the Bush

by

Caroline McNairn

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Behind the Bush by Caroline McNairn
Lithograph
1999
71 x 84 cm

Reg. Number: G996

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Caroline McNairn (1955-2010) was born in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. Her father was an art teacher and family friends included the well known Scottish artists, Anne Redpath, William Gillies and William Johnstone. Caroline was a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art (1972-1978) and became a well-known and respected Scottish expressionist painter who exhibited in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Moscow.

She lived and worked in Russia for almost a year in 1990 and was heavily influenced by the Russian Modernist art she experienced there. Caroline was an instrumental member of the innovative 369 gallery in Edinburgh with whom she exhibited her art worldwide in the 1980's. She returned to live in the Borders in the last few years of her life before her tragically early death in 2010.
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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399


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair